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Re: mailman doesn't receive messages from sendmail on fresh F8 install

From: Daniel J Walsh <dwalsh_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Feb 19 2008 - 19:29:43 GMT
To: Edward Kuns <ekuns@kilroy.chi.il.us>


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Edward Kuns wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 09:55 -0500, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> THese look liked leaked file descriptors from mailman, but not sure they >> are preventing sendmail from running. Could you put the machine into >> permissive mode and verify the mailman is working.
>
> Done and yes it is working fine in permissive mode.
>
> Note: Sendmail is working perfectly except for an inability to forward
> messages to mailman. The problem is that when messages arrive for a
> mailman mailing list, somewhere while being passed from sendmail to
> mailman, we get the selinux rejection quoted in my first Email.
>
> My aliases file has:
>
> mailman: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
>
> (this alias having been added by mailman) and when I post a message to
> that EMail address, I get the complaints quoted in the earlier EMail.
> In permissive mode, it works.
>
> Thus, the complaint that python running with sendmail's ssecurity token
> needs to access something with a mailman-related security token.
>
>> Did you change the configuration to use sendmail rather then using the >> default internal mechanism of mailman to send mail. (I am not a mailman >> expert, so I am relaying questions from some co-workers.)
>
> As you suggest, I have *not* changed mailman to use sendmail.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eddie

if you

chcon -t mailman_mail_exec_t /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman

Does it work?

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